spencermadsen:

i spoke with sheila heti about women in clothes over at vice magazine
ohrebeca:

I don’t remember how I stumbled upon this book. I believe I was on Twitter and The Cut mentioned it and I instantly became fascinated. I checked out the website and took a glance at the survey. Here are some questions from it:
WHEN DO YOU FEEL AT YOUR MOST ATTRACTIVE?
DO YOU NOTICE WOMEN ON THE STREET? IF SO, WHAT SORT OF WOMEN DO YOU TEND TO NOTICE OR ADMIRE?
WAS THERE A MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE WHEN SOMETHING “CLICKED” FOR YOU ABOUT FASHION OR DRESSING OR MAKE-UP OR HAIR? WHAT? WHY DID IT HAPPEN THEN, DO YOU THINK?
IS THERE ANY FASHION TREND YOU’VE REFUSED TO PARTICIPATE IN AND WHY? 
CAN YOU SAY A BIT ABOUT HOW YOUR MOTHER’S BODY AND STYLE HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN TO YOU, OR NOT?
WAS THERE A POINT IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOUR STYLE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY? WHAT HAPPENED?
WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO ACHIEVE WHEN YOU DRESS?
 DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF PHOTOGENIC?
So on and so forth. I remember when I decided to do something about my wardrobe — I was walking around New York City and noticed women wearing trenchcoats. That was when I told myself I would achieve that look and dress more timeless and classic. It wasn’t until June when I took it seriously and started cleaning out my closet and rebuilding my wardrobe.
I just started this book and will quote it here and there. It’s really great so far!
"Emily - when you want that dress with the buttons back just say." - Harpreet Purewal on borrowed clothes. See her survey on our site: http://www.womeninclothes.com/view/by-author/entry/265/
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"If I could, I would fill bathtubs with glitter and just roll in them." - Marlena Kaesler http://www.womeninclothes.com/view/by-author/entry/204/

Reading Women in Clothes and have questions? Not reading Women in Clothes and want to know what the deal is with it? Or are sartorial dilemmas just getting you down? Whatever the reason, join us on twitter tomorrow at 2pm EST to chat it out with Sheila, Heidi & Leanne - just tag your tweet #womeninclothes
Thank you, all you New Yorkers in clothes, for coming to our launch last night. We had so much fun swapping clothes with you!
juniro:

Next to quitting this sounds like a pretty good idea.
Book Launch: Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton, & 639 Others | THE POWERHOUSE ARENA

Hey NYC! Clean out your closets, score new clothes, drink wine and talk books with Sheila Heti, Leanne Shapton and Heidi Julavits TONIGHT

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blackgirlstalking:

BGT Women in Clothes Style Roundtable

We were thrilled to be asked to be a part of the new book Women in Clothes (out today!), which features stories, essays, discussions, pictures and testimonials from over 600 women on the ways in which clothes and style shape and represent them. The book features an excerpt from our own conversation on these issues, as well as our individual style surveys, but you can listen to the full audio of our chat right here. Women in Clothes is filled to the brim with so many wonderful women, we hope you’ll go out and buy a copy!

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mediander:

""Women in Clothes" is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities—famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old—on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives.
"It began with a survey. The editors composed a list of more than fifty questions designed to prompt women to think more deeply about their personal style. Writers, activists, and artists including Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, Kalpona Akter, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Tavi Gevinson, Miranda July, Roxane Gay, Lena Dunham, and Molly Ringwald answered these questions with photographs, interviews, personal testimonies, and illustrations."
Thinking women in conversation about style—we’ll read that!
(via Sheila Heti | Women in Clothes | Mediander | Shop)